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Full text of "Handheld Game Manual: Thomas The Tank Engine (Grandstand)"

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INSTRUCTION BOOK 



PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE USE 



THE PARTS AND HOW TO WORK THEM 



Start Button 




Remove the protective sheet from the screen 
before playing the game. 
—Game Screen Control Keys 



Up Key 



4- 



Down Key 



Sound Switch Power Switch 



THOMAS THE TANK GAME 




This game is based on the "Thomas the Tank Engine 
and Friends" books written by the Reverend W 
Audry. 

The game features Thomas the Tank Engine and 
some of his friends — Bertie the Bus, Terence the 
Bulldozer and James the Red Engine. 
In the game, Thomas has to collect all the parts to 
build James, the Red Engine. 
Points are awarded when Thomas has collected all 
James' parts. Other ways in which Thomas is 
awarded points, are described in the instructions. 
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INSTRUC- 
TIONS CAREFULLY BEFORE PLAYING THE 
GAME. 



HOW TO FIT THE BATTERIES 



THE BATTERIES ARE FITTED IN THE COMPARTMENT 
IN THE RASE Of THE GAME. 





BEFORE FITTING OR REMOVING THE 
BATTERIES, MAKE SURE THAT THE 
POWER SWITCH IS IN THE OFF POSI- 
TION. 

Open the battery compartment by sliding 
the cover as illustrated. Fit 4 x DURACELL 
MN1500 ALKALINE BATTERIES (not in- 
cluded). 

Please ensure that the batteries are fitted in 
accordance with the negative — and 
positive + markings in the compartment. 



ADAPTER SOCKET 



This game can also be operated from the 

mains power supply with a GRANDSTAND 

UNIVERSAL MAINS ADAPTOR. Select the 

appropriate plug on the Universal 4-way 

jack plug fitted to the adaptor cable and 

insert it into the adaptor socket on the 

game. See illustration. 

Select negative — polarity on the adaptor 

polarity switch. 

Please read the instructions supplied with 

the adaptor carefully before use. 

Always disconnect the adaptor from the 

mains when it is not in use. 




THE CHARACTERS ON THE DISPLAY 



FAT CONTROLLER 



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JAMES THE RED ENGINE 

ENGINEER 



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BUTTON FUNCTIONS 



TERENCE 
SCORE THE BULLDOZER 



POWER SWITCH 

This switch turns the power ON or OFF. 

When first switched ON, the display will automatically demonstrate the 

movement of the different characters. 

Whilst the power switch is in the ON position, the game will keep a record of the 

highest score. When the power is switched off, the highest record score will be 

lost. 

SOUND SWITCH 

With this switch in the ON position, different sound effects will accompany the 

game. 

In the OFF position, the game can be played in silence. 

START BUTTON 

Press this button to start the game. 

The start button is used to display the previous highest score. 

It is also used to stop the runaway box car from crashing into Thomas. 

FOUR CONTROL BUTTONS 

The UP and DOWN buttons are used to select the game level. 

When the UP button is pressed P-1 is displayed on the bottom right. 

This is the easiest game. 

When the DOWN button is pressed P-2 is displayed; this game is more difficult. 

Thomas is moved UP and DOWN, BACKWARDS and FORWARDS using these 

control buttons. 

These buttons are also used during the game to enable Thomas to - collect 

James' parts - have his chimney cleaned - obtain a supply of water - load a 

supply of coal from the truck - and collect a trophy from the Fat Controller. 



EXPLANATION OF EACH CHARACTER 



THOMAS 

Thomas can be moved up and down, backwards and forwards by pressing the 

four control buttons. Thomas can also be moved from the bottom of the screen 

up to the top right or from the top right down again to the bottom via the tunnel 

by pressing the UP or DOWN buttons. 

THE FLAT WAGON 

The components of James the Red Engine are on 5 flat wagons. Thomas has to 

reach each of these 5 wagons to collect the parts. Press the control button in the 

direction you want Thomas to go. Each time Thomas links up to one of the 5 

open wagons, the part of James that it contained will appear at the top of the 

display. 

When all of the parts of James have been collected, the completed display will 

flash and 500 bonus points will be awarded. 

OPEN WAGON 

Avoid the runaway open wagon! Thomas must not collide with this otherwise a 

penalty will be incurred. This is indicated by Thomas' face appearing at the 

bottom right of the display next to the score. When three of these penalties have 

been displayed, the game is over and you must start again. 

To avoid a collision between Thomas and the runaway open wagon, press the 

start button. A successful stop is indicated by a zigzag yellow line around the 

wagon. 

The start button can only be pressed 3 times in any one game. After this, 

Thomas has to take on extra coal from the coal wagon before he can again stop 

the open truck from colliding with him. 

COAL WAGON 

Thomas must reach this to collect extra coal. When the coal wagon is full, an 
arrow points to it and Thomas can take on coal . To load up, press the left control 
button when Thomas is next to the coal wagon. 

BERTIE THE BUS 

Bertie the Bus sometimes has to cross the railway track. If Thomas collides with 
Bertie, a penalty is collected. 

WATER TANK 

When the water tank is displayed, Thomas can move next to it and collect extra 
water supply. Thomas can only collect extra water if the left control button is 
pressed when he is next to the tank. 

ENGINEER 

When the Engineer is displayed at the top by the engine shed, Thomas can go to 
have his chimney cleaned. Move Thomas to the engine shed by pressing the UP 
control button and then the LEFT control button. The wheels and chassis will 
remain on the track while the engine is taken into the shed. 

TERENCE THE BULLDOZER 

Terence the Bulldozer sometimes has to cross the railway track. Thomas must 

not collide with Terence or a penalty will be given. 

FAT CONTROLLER 

The Fat Controller is the boss of the railway. Sometimes he has a trophy for 

Thomas to collect. Move Thomas to the Fat Controller then press the LEFT 

control button. 

JAMES THE RED ENGINE 

When Thomas has collected all the parts of James, 500 points are scored and 

Thomas returns to the starting position. 



SCORING 



The game is over when either James has been built or 3 penalties have been 
collected. When the score exceeds 5,000 one of the penalties will be removed. 



How the points are awarded: — 



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The maximum score displayed is 9990. When the score reaches this number the 
display will revert to but the game can be continued. 



OPERATIONAL PRECAUTIONS 



IMPORTANT 

This is a precision electronic game containing advanced components. Always 
keep the following precautions in mind: 

1) To operate the game from the mains use a GRANDSTAND UNIVERSAL 
MAINS ADAPTOR. Using the wrong adaptor could damage the game. 

2) Replace all the batteries with new ones whenever any of the following 
occurs. 

DISPLAY FAILS TO OPERATE PROPERLY IF THE 
ILLUMINATION BECOMES DIM OR UNEVEN 

3) DO NOT place the game where static electricity is generated eg on top of a 
television set or a microwave oven etc. 

4) DO NOT allow the game to get wet; be careful not to spill drinks or any other 
liquids on it. 

5) ONLY clean the game with a clean cloth; some cleaning liquids may cause 
damage. 

6) DO NOT leave the game in direct sunlight or expose to extreme 
temperatures. 

7) The built-in illumination may cause the game to feel slightly warm, this is 
quite normal. 

8) THIS ELECTRONIC GAME DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY USER SERVIC- 
ABLE PARTS. PLEASE DO NOT DISMANTLE THE GAME. 

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